I am looking forward to the new year with a new word of the year (actually words). My word(s) of the year are Perfect Imperfection. I am inspired by the Japanese words Wabi Sabi. These words are so intangible and I'm honored to explore this kind of beauty and way of looking at the world. As I was discovering how I would embrace my word of the year, I found a most beautiful book by Beth Kempton.
I am going to quote some of the wisdom about wabi sabi she writes about, which is urging me to embrace "perfect imperfection".
"Wabi sabi is deeply connected to the kind of beauty that reminds us of the transient nature of life. She goes on to suggest that the lessons wabi sabi can teach us are rooted in the following ideas:
*The world looks very different when you learn to see and experience it from your heart.
*All things, including life itself, are impermanent, incomplete, and imperfect. Therefore, perfection is impossible, and imperfection is the natural state of everything, including ourselves.
*There is great beauty, value, and comfort to be found in simplicity. "
Words to consider as we go about our daily life.
I am loving the simplicity of the new "flower stones" that I pulled from the kiln on Friday. The are mostly sweet and tiny - small enough to hold in your hand. I want to place them all over the house with a tiny blossom to remind me spring will come!